CUD honours high achievers
Dubai, August 19, 2007
Canadian University of Dubai (CUD) is offering specialised scholarships to high achievers.
The move is aimed at promoting development and excellence in education and build mutual understanding between Canada and its partners in the Middle East.
CUD is a subsidiary of Emirates Investment and Development Company (Emivest).
CUD principal Dr Karim Chelli maintained that the university’s vision is to encourage and support education and these scholarships will not only promote that vision but provide the best opportunity for education to students of all nationalities.
He said: “According to the programme, 20 per cent of the first year’s tuition fee will be given as scholarship to the first 500 students who have registered.
“A student with an average over 85 per cent or more in high school will receive up to an additional 20 per cent scholarship.
“Students who are awarded scholarships often need additional financial assistance so this is an excellent opportunity to help students to meet their educational goals.”
Dr Karim said: “These scholarships are being offered thanks to a fund created by the university’s generous sponsors in line with the varsity’s first anniversary celebrations. The scholarships also ensure that CUD attracts high achievers.”
He said: “Those who require a scholarship must complete the general school application and the scholarship application as well as meet special conditions set by individual programmes to which they are applying.
Meanwhile, CUD has launched its 'Learn and Earn' Programme - an attractive option for students who wish to take advantage of the University’s world-class instruction and facilities as well the opportunity to take internship in over 100 companies under Emivest. Through this programme, a student can also fully redeem his tuition fee.
CUD was founded by Emivest, initially through a partnership with Centennial College in Ontario, Canada, and through them, with Athabasca University.
The curriculum offered at CUD is based on Canadian programmes.
Most of the University's highly qualified faculty has Canadian experience, and the teaching methodology reflects Canadian academic practices.
CUD is unique, with partnerships in Canada and Europe that ensure students have the opportunity to study for an internationally recognised degree whilst also studying in a university that is accredited by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.
The fact that students can transfer CUD credits to Centennial's partner institutes in Canada makes CUD appealing to those who wish to study abroad.
Those who do not want to leave UAE, however, are now able to have a Canadian education at tertiary level right here in Dubai.
Mariam Sheikh, head of admissions, added:
"The growing enrolment in our schools, School of Engineering, Applied Science and Technology, School of Environment & Health and the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences is a very positive sign.
“CUD also offers a strong English language preparation programme for those applicants who need extra support before they start their academic courses.”
"CUD prides itself on the quality of its student services that it will be developing for our students. From basketball with a former NBA coach, tennis with Dubai's foremost tennis coach.
“CUD promises an exciting time for its students. This is the perfect opportunity to experience a Canadian education, in the heart of the city, right on Sheikh Zayed Road."
Founded in 1997, Emirates Investment & Development Company (Emivest) aims at providing credible investment and development services to support regional economy, social and environmental progress.
Emivest invests and develops in the manufacturing, horticulture, construction, real estate, education, transport, telecom and finance s